Did you know that the month of April is World Autism Awareness Month? Autism is defined as a disorder that developmentally disables the abilities of ones social skills and verbal/non-verbal interactions. Although autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors, any two individuals diagnosed with Autism will display different sets of personality traits, daily routines, interests, dislikes, etc. One of the most common color associations with Autism is the rainbow spectrum, which represents how each and every individual with Autism are unique in their own way. Metaphorically, everyone with Autism are different and cannot be mirrored by a single color.
However, because the color blue is mainly associated with calmness and acceptance, it is the primary color designated for Autism. Wearing blue clothing when there is an Autistic individual present can help them feel more comfortable and relaxed.
If you would like to learn more about Autism and how you can show your own support, don't hesitate to educate yourself. Click the link: https://www.autismspeaks.org/
If you are interested in attending social events dedicated to those with Autism, don't be afraid to reach out to Sheltering Arms and we will lead you in the right direction!
Happy Autism Awareness Month!